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PorkChop
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Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by PorkChop » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:13 pm

Been hanging out on the sister board for a few months and figured I'd hang out here as well.
My experience with Theravadan Buddhism mainly comes from my muay thai coach, who's from Laos.
I really enjoy reading the Nikayas.
Looking forward to getting to know people here.

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by Ben » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:23 pm

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:24 pm

Welcome PorkChop!

:hello:

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by DNS » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:56 pm

:hello: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :popcorn:

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by cooran » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:44 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:49 am

Hope you find your time here of value.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

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Post by Sambojjhanga » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:38 pm

Welcome, PorkChop!

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by bodom » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:50 pm

Greetings from a fellow San Antonian!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by PorkChop » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:53 pm

Thanks guys, nice to meet you all. :)
The "Lay Practice at Home" thread has already been most helpful.
I have a feeling I'm going to run into bodom one of these days at one of the 2 Wats in our town.

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by bodom » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:32 pm

PorkChop wrote:Thanks guys, nice to meet you all. :)
The "Lay Practice at Home" thread has already been most helpful.
I have a feeling I'm going to run into bodom one of these days at one of the 2 Wats in our town.
There's a good chance! I live 5 minutes from Wat Dhammabucha off of Bandera road though its been a few months since I've last attended. Ivr Been busy raising two young children!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by PorkChop » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:17 am

bodom wrote:There's a good chance! I live 5 minutes from Wat Dhammabucha off of Bandera road though its been a few months since I've last attended. Ivr Been busy raising two young children!

:anjali:
Awesome!
I have one (a 3 year old boy) and another on the way in March.

I've been to Wat Dhammabucha a few times for muay thai demonstrations.
In fact, I still have a protection amulet from one of the monks there; which I got right after doing an "exhibition" fight where I broke my ribs funny enough.
My coach usually goes to Wat Saddadhamma in Shertz and I've been with him a few times for demos, festivals, and lunch with the monks.

I'm kind of all over the place on my own Buddhist practice.
In addition to reading the Nikayas, I live near the Vietnamese TianTai temple off of Babcock, usually go there on Sundays, and I also study with a Lam Rim (Tibetan Gelug tradition) group a couple times a month.

I'll probably settle down when I find a monk/teacher/guru I really connect with.
In the meantime, I'm trying to learn as much as I can and I know I can learn a lot from you folks here.

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:31 am

Welcome PorkChop!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by tattoogunman » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:31 am

PorkChop wrote:Been hanging out on the sister board for a few months and figured I'd hang out here as well.
My experience with Theravadan Buddhism mainly comes from my muay thai coach, who's from Laos.
I really enjoy reading the Nikayas.
Looking forward to getting to know people here.
Hello again :tongue:

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Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Post by waimengwan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:32 pm

Welcome PorkChop hope you can find what you need :)

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